Confronting COVID-19

A neighborhood in the top 10th percentile for uninsured residents has a test positivity rate that is 78 percent higher than the regional average, but a testing rate that is only 52 percent higher.
Nuro, in a span of about two weeks, transformed its road-legal grocery-toting bot “R2” into a contactless transport vehicle for food and medical supplies at the coronavirus treatment facility that California created at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena.
The partnership has resulted in one million pieces of PPE donated to Chicago first responders and essential workers.
Assistant Professor Steve Cicala and his co-authors used hourly electricity data and daily cell phone data to measure changes in mobility and quantify the effects of COVID=19 shutdowns on emissions, pollution, and deaths from these environmental factors.
The data reveals that politics is the overwhelming force dividing Americans in their level of support for these policies, with how households have been economically impacted by the COVID-crisis so far playing only a minimal role.
Upended by the COVID-19 crisis, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy had scratched its spring quarter Study Abroad Program—including the course in Barcelona with Prof. Christopher Berry and Assoc. Prof. Anthony Fowler.